Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2694
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gibson , Gail McMurray.
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  • Title: Saint Anne and the Religion of Childbed: Some East Anglian Texts and Talismans [The feast of Saint Anne existed in England before it received official recognition in 1382. East Anglian devotion to Anne focused on family ties and childbirth. Osbern Bokenham's poems about Anne were written for Katherine Denston, who desired vainly the birth of a son. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Interpreting Cultural Symbols: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Society.  Edited by Kathleen Ashley and Pamela Sheingorn.  The University of Georgia Press, 1990.  Pages 95 - 110.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anne, Mother of the Virgin, Saint Bokenham, Osbern, Author- Legendys of Hooly Wummen Childbirth Denston, Katherine Family Holy Kinship Holy Trinity Church, Long Medford, Suffolk Joachim, Father of the Virgin, Saint Mary, Virgin, Saint Trinubium Annae (Thr
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  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Six Figures. Figure One Photograph of Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk, late fifteenth century (west tower rebuilt 1898-1903). Figure Two "Nativity and Adoration of Magi," fourteenth century (Suffolk, Long Melford, Holy Trinity Church). Alabaster relief found at and preserved in Holy Trinity Church. Figure Three Photograph of Kentwell Manor, from the late medieval kitchen and moathouse that formed part of the Clopton estate of Lutons. Figure Four Norwich Glass Workshop, "Donor Portrait of Anne Denston," in a window in the north aisle of Holy Trinity Church, late fifteenth century (Suffolk, Long Melford, Holy Trinity Church). Figure Five Photograph of Church of Saint Nicholas, Denston, Suffolk, late fifteenth century. Figure Six "Cadaver Tomb of John and Katherine Denston," ca. 1500 (Suffolk, Denston, Church of Saint Nicholas).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Davidson College
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820312622
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